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[mass noun] An astringent extract of a tropical Asiatic plant, used in tanning.Also called catechu
- ‘Gambier was an extract made from the leaves and twigs of a vine that grew in India and the Malacca Islands, Uncaria gambir.’
Early 19th century: from Malay gambir, the name of the plant.
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